17 October 2018 Processing marijuana.

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One plants was trimmed to prepare for decarboxylation. A new acquisition called an Ardent basically a controlled heating unit for decarboxylating marijuana was acquired. The prepared material is placed in the canister and it is heated for around one hour completely decarboxylating the product. All marijuana need be decarboxylated if not smoking the product. Usually for making cannabutter and tinctures.

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13 October 2018 Chili Peppers

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Four chili pepper plants are in the garden. The fruit ripens individually over the Summer and they are picked and placed in the greenhouse to further dry. The stem end is cut off and they are further dried in the dehydrator. When completely dry they are beat into a powder in the blender. The powder is used as a table condiment as required. The heat never leaves and the powder is as hot in two years as it is today. The powder is kept in a mason jar in the cupboard.

Final processing a fine homogeneous powder about 120 grams.

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13 October 2018 Indian Corn

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About 15 pounds of Indian Corn was drying on the cob in he greenhouse. Today I removed the kernels with my small hand sheller. Shelling corn without a tool is a tedious job. The kernels will be further dried for Winter storage. I use them as addition to gruel for breakfast. At first it is necessary to nixtamalize to get the maximum nutrients. The corn must be very dry for storage otherwise mold will grow.

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9 October 2018 Cannabutter

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This post is how to utilize cannabutter. Often marijuana is smoked. Using cannabutter alone or to make edibles is another method of ingesting marijuana,which is mostly non intrusive. Before using edibles the marijuana must be carbohydrate. The decarboxylating takes place in my Ardeant machine. Simple and effortless.

After the marijuana is decarboxylated, it is placed in a magic Cannabutter Machine for two hours to infuse with oil, thus making the oil based material to make baked goods.
The point is all edible start with a decarboxylated marijuana and infused cannabutter.

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Processing Marijuana.

Marijuana: After acquiring a few ounces of marijuana, then it must be decided how to utilize.

My approach is to utilize canna butter, and tinctures. Both are simple to make.If doing at home there are some bits to learn.

Cannabis decarboxylation is a necessary process in order for us to enjoy the psychoactive effects of the cannabinoids I practiced various methods and decided to invest in two machines.


These two units are touted to be perfect. Certainly enough for the small household grower.

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5 October 2018 Dinner

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Quick dinner, Fried in butter; egg, yellow tomato, Yukon Gold potato, fresh eggplant. Sweet potato cooked in oven and in the refrigerator.

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3 October 2018 Trimming Pot

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After marijuana is harvested it need be prepared for use. Other than smoking, the marijuana must be trimmed and decarboxylated. Trimming consists of removing the excess leaves, and decarboxylation is adding heat to activate the desirables prior to processing further in tinctures or using for cooking. Processing marijuana from seed to utilizing, depending upon the methods, entails a fair amount of knowledge and grunt work. It is no way similar to growing tomato plants.The Internet is saturated with information and in many cases must be weighed and evaluated.

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1 October 2018 Tempeh

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A batch of tempeh was made. Fermentation was 30 hours. The extra soy beans were placed in ziplock bags with holes punched in the sides for air. The beans were pressure cooked for about 65 minutes. This made the beans reasonably soft and the fermentation was quicker than usual. Indicating the over cooking is beneficial. The fermented beans were placed in a pot and kept at room temperature to ferment longer. Black spores will form which probably indicates full maturity.

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Professional Vegetable / Fruit Press 5″

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Periodically I require a vegetable food press. I have used some of the current ones on the market and found them wanting. I ordered this one and consider it excellent. It sure beats using cheese cloth to strain material The structure is strong using the heavy screw to make the pressure. I used it to press grape seeds after they have been separated in the screened food processor. The size is adequate for my home use.

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29 September 2018 Concord Grape

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Six bushels of Concord Grapes were picked from a local commercial site and processed into about 90 liters of pressure canned juice. Cost was $20.00 per bushel. The grapes are superb quality this year. The seeds were subjected to a new press to remove all the juice.The process was wash, remove the grapes from their substrate, cook, put through food mill to remove seeds, Pressure Can at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage. Processing was done in bushel lots. Concord grapes make a most pleasant beverage.

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